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Disease and Democracy The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

ISBN-10: 0520251474

ISBN-13: 9780520251472

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter Baldwin

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Disease and Democracy is the first comparative analysis of how Western democratic nations have coped with AIDS. Peter Baldwin's exploration of divergent approaches to the epidemic in the United States and several European nations is a springboard for a wide-ranging and sophisticated historical analysis of public health practices and policies. In addition to his comprehensive presentation of information on approaches to AIDS, Baldwin's authoritative book provides a new perspective on our most enduring political dilemma: how to reconcile individual liberty with the safety of the community. Baldwin finds that Western democratic nations have adopted much more varied approaches to AIDS than is commonly recognized. He situates the range of responses to AIDS within the span of past attempts to control contagious disease and discovers the crucial role that history has played in developing these various approaches. Baldwin finds that the various tactics adopted to fight AIDS have sprung largely from those adopted against the classic epidemic diseases of the nineteenth century--especially cholera--and that they reflect the long institutional memories embodied in public health institutions.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 478
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Peter Baldwin is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among his books are Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (1999) and The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State, 1875-1975 (1990).

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Slaves to the Past
Bodily Fluids and Citizenship
What Came First
Fighting the Previous War: Traditional Public Health Strategies and AIDS
Patients into Prisoners: Responsibility, Crime, and Health
Discrimination and Its Discontents: Protecting the Victims
Every Man His Own Quarantine Officer: The Voluntary Approach
The Polymorphous Politics of Prevention
To Die Laughing: Gays and Other Interest Groups
Vox Populi Suprema Lex Est: Expertise, Authority, and Democracy
Clio Intervenes: The Effect of the Past on Public Health
Liberty, Authority, and the State in the AIDS Era
Notes
Index